Neil Lennon wasted no time pressing the go button on Shane Duffy’s Celtic career last weekend. Most new signings get the last few minutes of a few games until they find their feet.

Duffy was thrown into his new team playing new formation (this season) and he repaid his manager with a goal and a dominating performance that should only get better with match fitness and familiarity.

Scott Brown has given the player the height of praise when speaking with Celtic TV and said people shouldn’t put his size down as his main attribute.

“He knows if it goes in there he has always got a chance by being direct and physical. The ball was in the back of the net and that’s all that counts.”

“The big man looks a threat at set-plays and he’s very composed on the ball as well. A lot of people overlook that and just think about his size and his aerial ability but he’s very good and chilled out on the ball as well.”

Broony, like everyone else, also had a good laugh at Jullien claiming for a penalty after the Derry man powered his way to the ball leaving the French defender decked.

“That’s why we signed him, he’s a top-quality centre-half. Big Jullien was claiming for a penalty as well which I thought was amazing as well.”

Both Jullien and Duffy have a track record of getting important goals from dead-ball situations so it’s probably not the last time the pair will clash in the opposition box.

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